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  1. A while back I made a travel set for Kings of War using 10mm minis. Most of the models I used were definitely inspired by the Lord of the Rings and ever since I've been mulling the idea of doing a full scale game. Recently my main gaming buddy and I went though a bad patch were we seemed to have no willpower to resist buying new games and taking on new projects. Part of that fall from grace was my deciding to go ahead and buy some stuff. You know A few models. Maybe a few armies. Just a bit. Overall the plan is to use 100mmX50mm scenic bases. The number of models on a base will be varied to bring out the "Last stand of Good against the overwhelming forces of evil" that is such a big theme of LotR. For rules, since LotR is such a low magic setting, I'm looking at building up from some historical rules. I like the looks of Sword and Spear for it's activation system but I should give Hail Caesar a try. Kings of War is very easy to learn and plays fast so it could go over well as a convention game with some custom army lists. Finally Pendraken has fantasy rules called Warband and there is already an unofficial LotR supplement. Rohirrim, i.e. Copplestone's Horse Tribe Overall I plan to try and put as much static grass on the Rohirrim bases as possible. The cavalry will be in wedges, with the horse archers in loose formation. Shield wall and archer will be in two deep lines, possibly standing on a gentle ridge. The Army of the Dead i.e. Pendraken's Late Romans I like the idea of these infantry standing ominously on top of barrows. Rereading RotK, they should have cavalry as well but I haven't bought any yet. Wood Elves i.e. Pendraken's Wood Elves Pendraken's fantasy ranges are quite big for 10mm but then again elves are supposed to be tall. I'm thinking that the bases will have to be leaf strew forest floor and I can make quite a few stumps and fallen logs with my Basius pad. I tried to make an entire 100mmX50mm base our of greenstuff using the pad but I'm not convinced that's practical. High Elves, i.e. Pendraken's High Elves The spear elves are in thin lines and I've tried to make the archers appear as if they are conducting organized volley fire. I'm imagining the sword elves to be in very loose formation to give them room to slice and dice. Dunlingdings i.e. Pendrakens Picts and Gauls Because you can't always be fighting orcs. They could also stand in for Wild men in other regions. Front and center is a unit of elite, armored troops. To the right large warbands of wild men. To the left some naked berzerkers. In the back javelin men. Seem to have missed the archers. Orcs i.e. Copplestone Orcs Lots and lots of orcs Ordinary orcs. The close ups shows snagas or lesser goblins being driven forward by what will be whips. Front Row: Warg riders with bows, Warg riders and wargs Behind them, Orc Archers, Uruk Archers, Uruks, Uruk Spears, Cave Trolls and Trolls. So that should be enough to keep me busy.
  2. A question of scale

    Greetings everyone! ive been looking at some of the reaper stuff for some time and want to know what miniatures scale best with Games Workshops LotR stuff. I want to avoid heroic scale miniatures for the time being just for personal preferences. Any and all help is greatly appreciated. Angrypantz
  3. Lidless Eye Hobbies: Goblin Town

    After backing it on Kickstarter, I was inspired by Nord Games "Revenge of the Horde" bestiary for D&D 5E. I liked their very "The Hobbit" inspired cave Goblins...backwards underground isolated and mutated. After some negotiations, I got a friend's old "Escape from Goblin Town" set, and put some paint to it. They've been through a large number of flesh revamps, and the close-ups show the slightly gritty texture from a primer malfunction. I'm happy with them overall, although I'm still not sure how I like the way their hair came out. The Horde: The Great Goblin himself. I think he'd be useful as a Fomorian leader or the like. Just Gobbos! Wise Snot, you're not a mutant! How did you sneak in here?
  4. Lidless Eye WiP: Goblin Town

    Another recent project, some of the cave Goblins from The Hobbit's "Escape from Goblin Town" boxed set. I had been looking for a set after getting Nord Game's "Revenge of the Horde" 5E monster manual. Their obviously Peter Jackson inspired designs inspired me in turn: A friend is planning a move and trying to downsize his collection, so his "Escape from Goblin Town" became mine. Here's the first few: And a close-up. I may make them a bit more pallid: cave a.bmp
  5. I didn't think to start posting these here until now. But this was the Mithril miniature I painted for February. It is called Tom Bombadil and the Badgers. Old Tom Bombadil is a merry fellow; bright blue his jacket is, and his boots are yellow. buckyball
  6. Legolas

    Another figure from the Thanksgiving paint binge. This is a metal Games Workshop LOTR figure I got in a box of random stuff. I don't know the model number or what set he comes from (if any). I sawed off his original base so I could mount him on one that is the same in style as my other LOTR figures. Painted him in an autumnal color scheme, which turned out to be pretty close to the box art, except for my bright Pumpkin Orange cloak.
  7. This time, we have a themed group. I wanted to added some more members to my Arabian Nights themed forces, with intent to use them for RPG encounters and a Frostgrave warband. Last time it was mostly Reaper's "Legends of the Sands" boxed set, this time it's a variety of sources. The group: "Nabin, Desert Ranger" by Reaper: "Rasia, Bladedancer" by Reaper: "Watchers of Karna" from GW's LotR line: "Revolting Peasant" by West Wind Wargames Foundry: "Corsairs of Umbar" from GW's LotR line: And unrelated to the theme except for being found in the frozen city of Frostgrave, an Ice Toad from a D&D Giant Frog:
  8. As usual, in the last painting binge, I wound up with a few pieces who didn't group with the others. They're all intended for Frostgrave, but they're more random Soldiers and encounters than anything else. Some group shots: The Barbarian Chief from the recent Gnickstarter: The Trap Expert and Tunnel Fighter from the same source: Some random terrain or Treasure Tokens made from old Warhammer standards: A Bard (Reaper Miniatures) A rather sinister Apothecary, who started life as a Plague Doctor from Reaper's "Pathfinder" line: A bandit test mini, made from the Frostgrave Cultists and Warlord Celts: A Wolf/Dog (Frostgrave official again) An Imp, via Mantic: A group of Harad Abrakhan Guard from the GW LotR line, who are intended as heavies for an Arabian Nights themed warband:
  9. The hobbits from Games Workshop's Lord of the Rings line. Frodo Merry (I think)
  10. http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/oct/23/jrr-tolkien-middle-earth-annotated-map-blackwells-lord-of-the-rings Apparently this was one of the printed fold-out maps from an earlier edition which Tolkien made notes on for illustrator Pauline Baynes to make a big color poster of in 1970. It has various jotted notes in pencil and green ink and is being offered by Blackwell's Rare Books for £60,000.
  11. Hi! I'm feeling a little bit guilty as I haven't posted anything in the "show off" board for a while because I am putting all my energies into my current WIP. So, today I was looking at some mini projects that I painted a while ago & I thought that you might like a look at one of them here. This Lord Of The Rings themed diorama is something I did about 10 years ago when the films were first released & GW were producing the minis. The diorama depicts the moment just before......... well, I'm sure you all know what happens next? I won't spoil it if you haven't seen the films yet. I'm not good at sculpting so I kept it pretty simple. Before painting, it's just air drying clay for the ground, the rocks are actual stones & pebbles, the big rock (I think) was a lump of broken brick & there's a sprinkling of sand for some extra texture. An eagle's eye view: Finally, some close ups: Thanks for looking - please feel free to leave comments, I'm always happy to hear them.
  12. As has been a theme this year, the minis I manage to paint will all count towards the resolutionary challenge. As per the resolutionary painting challenge guidelines, I will post them here, and link in my post in the challenge thread. Again some simple paint jobs, this time around I am trying out some colour combinations for dark cloaks, that are supposed to be black. But painting black straight up black really does not work all that well, the minis simply become...Not sure how to put this...lesser? I have a really nice black cloaked figure lined up for painting, but painting it straight black will not do it justice. So I am using some Ringwraiths from Lord of the Rings by Citadel as guinea pigs: The greenish one The reddish one The blueish one The brownish one The greyish one I think the Blue one worked best as "Black". I wanted to keep them looking as a unit, so I did not go hog wild. They were each painted with a different undercoat, a very dark version of their respective colour. Then given a liberal wash of Army Painter Dark Coat Quickshade Ink and left to dry. When dry they were all given a drybrush of dark grey followed by a light drybrush at the edges with a lighter grey. Using same colours for the drybrushes gives them a coherent, unified look. They will work great as a unit of wraiths (or even the Necromancer himself) in Kings of War as well as Sauron's personal SWAT team. The backdrop worked very well. The colours turned out much more like in real life in the pictures than ever before. And the "auto color" global colour adjusting function in Photoshop barely changed the colour values, which has to be a good sign. Ringwraiths on Foot Lord of the Rings Battle Game Citadel Miniatures / Games Workshop Metal, 30mm round lipped bases (originally 25mm round bevelled)
  13. The last (currently) painted "proper" model from my Moria army - aside from extra models that will be roped in like my GW Orc & Goblin War Machines, and other monsters from Reaper Bones and such. The first Moria Troll from GW's Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring range. I painted this guy using GW's studio model a general guide, and somewhat followed their scheme and style of blending between the flesh tones and the blackened skin, as well as the flesh between the cracks. Since I followed their scheme it's most likely a fair bit brighter than the actual movie CGI model, but hey. I added a couple of resin "orc" skulls and a femur from some blister I bought in the mid-90's, along with a Moria Goblin Shield. I'll need to push-mould some replacements! Aside from obvious uses in LotR games, he's going to act as a Troll Bruiser (hero) to start with in Kings of War. Later on when I've got the other Moria Cave trolls painted, he'll simply become one of a unit, and eventually Buhrdur, the Hill Troll Chieftain will take over the Bruiser role in the army.
  14. Some more newish stuff. These three are the top end of the Moria Goblin Army I've painted up for LotR SBG and KoW (and WotR if I ever actually play it). Durbûrz, the Goblin King of Moria will lead the forces until Golfimbal on Foot and Mounted are finished, and no doubt sometimes even then. I experimented a little using some Seraphim Sepia wash on his armour to try and give it a "gold" feel, as befits a king. It didn't exactly work for gold, but I didn't want a shiny, nice, bright gold anyway. Still, it looks decent anyway on him, and different enough from the standard muddy-steel look. The rock he's perched on was also the impetus that led to adding bits of slate onto all of the "leader" models in the Goblin army, including all of those Captains I finished recently. These two were a nice surprise. I thought I had some shamans, somewhere but couldn't for the life of me find them. I gave up and grudgingly resolved to buy some at some stage, and then lucked out and found these guys, along with a bunch of unpainted Gundabad Blackshields. Since I've got two of the same sculpts here, I added some colour to distinguish the two by glazing their armour plates with Army Painter red and green washes. These, as with the sepia washed armour on the King kept the palette within the one chosen for the army while giving both models a bit of individuality. I still need to buy Drûzhag, The Beastcaller and possibly the Moria Goblin Commanders set for the alternate Shaman model and the Drummers. Aside from those, the Blackshields and the more exciting and exotic models like Trolls, Wargs and the like, it'll just be the 11 sprues of plastic Moria Goblins and I'm done. 132 models. Bleugh. I see some dead-eyed batch painting in my future.
  15. Boromir, Games Workshop

    Last year I went on a bit of a ebay bender and bought a few of the games workshop LotR-miniatures. Now I only have to get them painted. Here is one of them: Boromir! I can't shake the feeling that my paintjob kind of make him look like a toy. Dunno why.
  16. I finally finished these Goblin Prowlers last weekend after starting them about a month ago during my Moria Goblin push. Unfortunately, and, I guess rather predictably, I got sick of painting Moria Goblins, and they sank to the back of the front of my queue. I took them to work a couple of times. but there were just too many of them to get anything substantial done, so they sat for a little while. I finally split them into two groups and took them to work last week to get stuff done in a more focused manner, and then finished them off on the weekend. As with this sort of thing, I put more effort into these than I do with faceless plastics, but still - they're not exactly models that inspire my top-tier paintjobs. I also wanted them to look grotty and grubby, so after my usual highlighting and shading I gave them a glaze/wash of AP Soft Tone. One commentator remarked at one point that they felt that the Moria Goblins were Ochre rather than Green, but my reviewing of both stills as well as and statues and other such merchandise makes them pretty well green. Though it's more of a light olive. I'm using Citadel Foundation Gretchin Green (sadly discontinued) as a base, then highlighting it with blends into VGA Rotting Flesh. They do blend upwards into yellow-greens, but Ochre really seems to be something based off this particular still, which can be found with more than one tone to it anyway. Either way, this tone fits the Moria mob much more than the traditional Goblin Green of my (and many other) WHFB Orcs and Goblins. Both pics here just pulled from pages on the intarwebs, with no touch-up by myself except for resizing and renaming. How Green is my Goblin? All depends on the light or filter, I guess? In Kings of War they'll be part of my Goblin army, though I couldn't find an appropriate unit for how they're armed - and the actual goblin infantry all seem to be listed as pretty much rabble. Since this simply won't do, I'll be using the unit profile of a KoM unit - either Foot Guard with 2-handers or perhaps Berserkers - it works legally as the armies can be allied anyway, and it thematically fits the unit. I'll be doing a similar thing with the Gundabad Blackshields when I get around to doing them (probably "regular" Foor Guard). My only real issue is that even Goblin Kings in KoW are Yellow-Bellied, so it'll be a bit odd to have their Elites braver than their leader. Then again... even that kinda works thematically as well if you think about it... 12 for a Regiment of "20", and two leftover for other duties and fill-ins. Unfortunately with only three sculpts there are no fancy-pants models to be banner bearers or leaders, but such is life. Let's face it, I'm way too slack to convert any for this mob! More pics over on the Wordpress for anyone interested in more individual shots rather than the unit-based ones.
  17. Erestor, the knife throwing elf

    This is Erestor. He is a knife throwing elf in heavy armor.
  18. Arwen, Games Workshop

    Arwen, from Games Workshop. I picked this miniature to finish off 2014 (to get my 2014 total to an even nice and even number) because it probably paint fast. I was somewhat surprised of the result. I'm quite pleased, especially since it didn't require at much of an effort.
  19. Didn't see any post about this: Going to see it NOW at the 7:50 showing here in Birmingham! Will life be the same after tonight? I think not!
  20. I've recently relized that the end of 2014 is fast approaching and I'm nowhere close to completing my second (and most important) painting goal of 2014: that all 2014 purchases must be finished within 2014 (excluding kickstarters). I've spent most of my (recently dwindling) paint time just working through my quickdip pile and really slacking off the metal pile. But as 2014 moves towards its end I really need to pick up the pace. So here's the unarmored Eowyn version by Games Workshop.
  21. Middle Earth Hobbits, Mithril Miniatures

    I've had these figures for about 20 years now. They're an old relic from before when I stopped painting some 18 years ago. The figures are supposed to represent some of the Hobbits and Gollum from Lord of the Rings, but I can't remember which. The only one I'm sure of is Gollum. The others I think are Frodo, Pippin and Sam. Frodo (?) Pippin (?) Sam (?) Gollum Group shot!
  22. Obsidian Crane's January Painting

    Ok so I'll keep all my work in here at least for the non-Reaper miniatures. Reaper Minis 02697: Yeti P14087B: Fairy with Book / Moth 02665: Killer Frogs 02100: Trissa Cloverhill Non-Reaper Minis GW (pre-1990): Half-Orc Fighter with Sword and Shield GW (Pre-1990): Half-Orc Fighter with Two-Handed Sword GW (LotR): Legolas (Fellowship Boxed Set) GW (LotR): Rohirrim Archer GW (LotR): Rohrirrim Infantry x2 Dark Sword: DSM3103 - GlenRaven - Female Rogue Redbox Games: Christia the Chaste Redbox Games: Lesser Infernal GW: 6x Empire Spearmen (6th Edition starter set) GW: Eldar Dreadnaught (original small head).
  23. Lord of the Rings Miniatures

    Here is my first mini I have ever posted to these forums! I'm a big fan of Games Workshop's LOTR Strategy Battle Game and have a few painted minis. Hoping to bring this style to the Reaper Bones that will be coming next year!
  24. LOTR, Gandalf, Bilbo and Frodo

    Here are a few from the LOTRs line. . . This was my first attempt at "point of source" lighting. I call it that but it probably has a different name. Gandolf was painted from the "Mines of Moria" part of the movie, this being the only actual time I can think of where he had and used the light stone on top of his staff. I based and painted it with a stone floor, merging the entire base as if a continuous part of the floor by carving cracks into the side as well as the surface. A granite look so to speak. . . . This is a limited edition Bilbo figure. The only way to get this is a post card inside the first boxed set. I painted him strait from the movie. In the next photo you can see he has the ring in his hand. . . If you can tell, Sting has a slight blue glow with the approach of Orcs. . .
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